Here is today’s Gospel, from St John: ‘I have yet many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth; for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. He will glorify me, for he will take what is mine and declare it to you. All that the Father has is mine; therefore I said that he will take what is mine and declare it to you’.
It is worth ‘unpicking’ the Greek word used here for ‘truth’ – ‘aletheia’. The first letter, a, describes a negative, and the rest of the word describes something lying hidden. So, here, ‘truth’ means something that is not hidden, not concealed. The Spirit of Truth reveals God, and the things of God, to us.
As we rejoice in truth, let us draw closer to Him who is Truth Himself, our Lord. May God bless you this day.